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The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.-Steel Magnolias
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Krispy Kreme Krook Kaught!
Teal is about my favorite color!
As many of you may know, my mother-in-law, Ida, has moved in with us. She has Dementia brought on by AD (Alzheimer's Disease) with a side order of Sundowners Syndrome! Sundowners affects approx 20% of those with AD and basically everything implodes at dusk. That is the easiest way to say it! lol I am so happy to be at work today and even my severely sleep deprived eyes have a touch of sparkle in them just by being here today. This is good since the circles under my eyes have turned into cul-de-sacs! :)
It is not an easy transition to say the very least. My son with Asbergers pretty much won't come out of his room. I can't blame him. I don't want to come out of mine either. My daughter was so cute and said "Fix it Momma, you can fix anything!". *sigh* (where did that magic wand go?)
Humor is my resort. So, here are the interesting things I have learned from Ida since she moved in:
1. We are supposed to go outside to milk cows. We obviously don't have cows because our sorry dog doesn't know how to herd them in to be milked.
Actually: We live in a neighborhood. Owning cows is against the covenants of the neighborhood and our dog is a standard poodle who has never seen a cow which would explain his inability to herd them.
2. I seem like a nice girl. Grant should make an honest woman out of me and marry me.
Actually: Grant and I have been married 16 years and have four children. I also have two step sons.
Ida: Where did you find them (the stepsons) at?
Lise: They were here when I got here.
Ida: They came with the house?
Lise: No, they came with your son.
Ida: Where did he get them?
Ida: Where did she come from?
Lise......uhmm....could I phone a friend?
3. Ida says she doesn't like sweets.
Actually: You do. I bought 2 dozen doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. Morning comes with 1 dozen of them gone. Spouse blames kids. I explain that there's no way the children did it because they don't like the plain ones. They go for the chocolate covered and such. But there it was....one empty box of plain doughnuts. We check Ida's room and find a mountain of wadded up napkins with doughnut crumbs all over them. Sure enough, Ida ate 1 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts during her wanderings through the night.
Note to self: Buy childproof locks for cabinets.....and pantry, and.....
Today's post has been brought to you by the letter K.
The outfit? Brought to you by some really good shopping fun with Joy at the outlets!
Jewelry: J. Crew (50% 0ff)
Gloves: Coach (in first picture)
Shirt: Banana Republic ($9)
Vest: Ann Taylor (thrifted)
Pants: Banana Republic ($14.99)-and long!
Flower: Leah Hollet (gifted)
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